Carolinites genacinaca Ross 1951 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Proetida - Telephinidae

Full reference: R. J., J.r. Ross. 1951. Stratigraphy of the Garden City Formation in northeastern Utah, and its trilobite faunas. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Bulletin 6:1-161

Belongs to Carolinites according to R. A. Fortey et al. 2024

See also Henderson 1983, Laurie 2006, McCormick and Fortey 1999, Ross 1951 and Zhou and Zhou 2019

Sister taxa: Carolinites ekphymosus, Carolinites ichangensis, Carolinites indentus, Carolinites killaryensis, Carolinites macrophthalma, Carolinites rugosus, Carolinites sibiricus, Carolinites tasmaniensis

Subtaxa: Carolinites genacinaca genacinaca Carolinites genacinaca nevadensis

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Type specimen: YPM 18081, a cephalon/head (cranidium). Its type locality is Locality 8, Clarkston Mountains, Zone "J", which is in a Blackhillsian shallow subtidal limestone in the Garden City Formation of Utah.

Ecology: nektonic suspension feeder


• Whiterockian of United States (1: Nevada collection)

• Arenig of Argentina (2), Australia (2)

• Arenigian of China (5)

• Ordovician of Australia (3), Canada (4: Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador), China (7), Norway (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (17: California, Nevada, Utah)

• Tremadoc of Canada (3: Alberta)

• Ibexian of Norway (4)

Total: 50 collections each including a single occurrence

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